Linked by Thom Holwerda on Tue 5th Jun 2012 15:54 UTC
Windows "More than 100,000 applications have now been published in the Windows Phone Marketplace and new content is currently being added at the rate of 313 applications per day. At the time of writing, 100,145 applications have been published. Of these, 26,493 were added in the last three months and 9,391 were added in the last month. These applications come from just over 23,825 different publishers." Is there anybody out there who still places any value on these numbers, whether they be for Android, iOS, or WP7? Considering virtually all Android, iOS, and WP7 applications are useless, ugly, buggy crap (with only a few being somewhat tolerable - never actually good, because good software doesn't exist), I honestly don't really care. But hey, another check mark on the list of PR talking points.
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I'm a big iOS fan...
by thavith_osn on Wed 6th Jun 2012 09:23 UTC
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...and I totally agree with quite a few posters here.

The number of apps really doesn't matter that much, more than a few thousand should be plenty.

As long as I have the basic ones, I don't really care, and neither do a big percentage of users I know.

As Thom hinted, most apps out there are rubbish. I have an app that shows me all the free apps which were paid for at some point. Most of them aren't worth the download to check them out.

Well done MS for getting people coding on the platform, it will gain market share as sure as iOS and Android will start to plateau.

Personally, I prefer iOS, but have no problem with the others out there, as long as they do what users want.

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